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Plastics Pioneers Association names four new members


October 24, 2014 1:33 pm ET

MCHENRY, ILL. — The Plastics Pioneers Association has elected four new members: John Beaumont, Joseph Bennett, James Johnson and Dennis Meade.

Blow mold maker adding laser cladding


October 24, 2014 10:26 am ET

Blow molds need to be strengthened at points that wear, and an official of Canadian blow mold maker Garrtech Inc. said laser cladding can replace standard beryllium copper inserts.

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PET bottles, flasks and an HDPE cooler take top honors in blow molding


October 23, 2014 2:39 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Blow Molding Division presented awards to packaging innovations like triangular bottles, flask containers for Jack Daniels, an industrial products line a game table and a giant ice cooler.

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Plastics industry is (still) about innovation


October 22, 2014 2:10 pm ET

You've probably heard the story about Charles Holland Duell, the commissioner of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. They say that in 1899 he suggested closing the office, remarking: “Everything that can be invented has been invented.”

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Kraft Foods looks to inspire with HQ


October 22, 2014 12:15 pm ET

Bright and open, Kraft Foods' new headquarters in Northfield, Ill., looks more like a high-tech startup than a company that makes Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

Plastics Machinery Group now offering injection presses


September 26, 2014 10:46 am ET

Solon, Ohio-based Plastics Machinery Group is expanding its machinery offerings by adding injection molding machines to its inventory and adding a dedicated sales team to market targeting that sector.

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ATI strikes gold with bowling pinsetter production


September 26, 2014 12:30 pm ET

Heavy-duty equipment used to arrange and re-set bowling pins netted three awards for Associated Thermoforming Inc. in the parts competition at the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Conference.

Developments in capstocks for appearance, mechanical properties


September 26, 2014 10:40 am ET

Thermoforming Conference attendees learned the latest about capstocks, to improve cosmetics and mechanical properties of sheet.

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Hylton honored by SPE Thermoforming Division


September 26, 2014 10:36 am ET

Donald Hylton, a thermoforming consultant and university researcher, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoforming Division.

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SPE Thermoforming conference pauses for a veteran


September 26, 2014 9:03 am ET

Industry leaders at the Thermoforming Conference paid a tribute to Frank Nissel, the late extrusion expert, during the annual awards dinner.

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